Tikkun America Apostolic Team
Daniel Juster is the senior apostolic leader of Tikkun America and is on the Board of Directors for Tikkun International. He been married to his wife Patty for over forty years and they have four children, eight grandchildren. Dan and Patty live in Israel and come back to the States twice a year to visit the Tikkun America congregations and teach.
Glenn Blank has served as the congregational leader of Tikkun congregation Beit Simcha since it began in 1992, he is married to Pamela and they have two children and two grandchildren. In 2011 Glenn retired as Professor Emeritus from Lehigh University in order to pursue full time ministry. He also chairs the Tikkun America Conference Oversight Committee and serves as Literary Editor for the Tree of Life Bible.
Richard Cleary is the senior leader of Kingdom Living in Kansas City, MO. Richard also serves on the Tikkun America Apostolic Team. He earned a Bachelors Degree in Business & Professional Leadership at Southeastern University and then attended Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando where he began a Masters of Divinity Degree. He later transferred to The King’s University & Seminary to complete a Masters of Divinity with concentration in Messianic Jewish studies. Today Richard serves as the Lead Pastor on a strong eldership team of gifted men that lead called Kingdom Living/Mamlacha Chai congregation together. Their leadership team consists of covenant friends who get to serve an incredible community of Messiah’s followers. Richard is married to Sarah Elise and has three children.
Jack is a former school teacher and business founder, before seeing sensing God’s call to serve in full-time ministry in 2003. He and his wife Kate lead the Tikkun America congregation Beth Am Messiah in New City, NY. They have a heart’s desire to facilitate the coming together of Jew and Gentile in the “one new man” throughout the world and pursue long-term relationships between Beth Am Messiah and the local churches.
Benjamin is the President of Tikkun America and one of the shaliach leaders on the Tikkun America Apostolic Team. Raised in the Messianic movement and a former Vice President of the UMJCY, Benjamin has a continuing passion for seeing people reach their potential in Yeshua. He is an ordained elder within Tikkun and holds a Masters degree in Messianic Jewish Studies from MJTI. He served as the Executive Director of Tikkun International before being appointed the President of Tikkun America in January 2020. Benjamin’s focus is on planting messianic congregations, mentoring and releasing emerging leaders, and building unity among churches and ministries to stand with Israel today and in preparation for the end times. Benjamin and Lorena are emissaries with the international teaching ministry Restoration From Zion, affiliated with Tikkun Global. He, his wife Lorena, and three children live in Jacksonville, Florida.
Michael lives in Maryland with his wife Maria. He serves as one of the associate apostolic leaders within the Tikkun America network. He is a retired lawyer and came to faith in Yeshua in 1976. He is the founding elder of Tikkun congregation Ahavat Yeshua in Washington DC and currently leads Tikkun congregation Ohev Yisrael in Virginia. Michael is working on a book of Messianic Jewish halachah, which you can access here.
Frank Susler was raised in a conservative Jewish home in Milwaukee, WI. He came to faith in Messiah Yeshua in 1974 while stationed with the US Air Force in Anchorage, Alaska. After graduating from Bible College, he was ordained a Pastor while attending Abbott Loop Christian Center. Frank pioneered Grace Christian Fellowship in Milwaukee in 1981, later birthing three congregations through this ministry. He earned a PhD in Counseling Psychology and founded a Christian Counseling Clinic. He serves as an apostolic leader within the Tikkun America network, working with congregations to help strengthen leadership and ministries. Frank is currently Pastor Emeritus at Grace Christian Fellowship and Rabbi Emeritus at Beth Messiah, which was founded in 2005 with his son, Jim. Frank has been married to Patricia for over 45 years. They have four grown children, 11 grandchildren, and one great grandchild.
Michael was raised in a Conservative Synagogue in Pensacola, Florida and married his wife Ann in 1976. After coming to faith in Yeshua at Ohev Yisrael, Michael served there as a shamash (deacon). In 1997, Ann and Michael founded Shomair Yisrael in Knoxville, TN. 20 years later, Michael received a rabbinical S’micha (certification) from Tikkun America. In late 2017 the congregation purchased their current synagogue building located on 4.5 acres of land with a view of the Smoky Mountains. Sadly, Michael’s wife of 42 years, Ann, passed away after a long illness in January of 2018. Following a season of healing Michael reports he is blessed to love again. Jan Strous and Michael were married on March 23, 2020. Jan has served as a Bible teacher and leader in the East Tennessee region for the last 18 years. Now, Jan and Michael will work together in the kingdom of God to bless His community at Shomair Yisrael and beyond.
Todd served in the US Navy for six years and traveled all round the world, before being ordained in 1993 and attending Messiah Biblical Institute and East Coast Bible College. Todd leads Tikkun congregation El Shaddai in Frederick, MD and he and his wife Deborah have been married for over twenty-five years.
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